That December sunset angle

Marching left. With another month gone by, I notice the sunset not only getting earlier — yes, indeed, before 4:30 p.m. to get this low how high up I live in the Northern Hemisphere — but it’s also moving along the horizon with some daily speed. By the winter solstice, it may line up with…

All clipped up

Feeling much crisper. It felt so good to run the clippers over the chin and cheeks after five-plus weeks of extensive beard-growing. My dear wife Karen took care of the hair, thank you. I will not let it go that long again, promise.

Grooming can fall behind

Yikes. When you’re felled by a week or so by The Virus at just the time when it was time to clip the beard and hair … Things get a little hairy. Please take the photo first, I asked my dear wife Karen, when I felt up to the task of handling the clippers.

Nice neighbors

Festive! Terrific daughter Elisabeth and fantastic fiancé George Three are enjoying settling into their first just 1.1 miles away from my dear wife Karen and I. Oh how happy they were when the neighbors stopped by to present them with a lovely wreath. They hung it proudly on the front door. It reminds me of…

Niece and nephew make me smile

Great looking and not so young anymore. My sister Dory was glad to text with me while I was recuperating from The Virus. And she sent me a great photo of my niece Erin and nephew James to help me along with my sprits, too. Miss my Long Island family!

Feeling better, thank you

My space. After a full week of recuperation, I’ll spill the tea, as the saying now goes. I home-tested positive last Saturday. After the sneezing, hacking and stuffy head, I wasn’t sure I just had a cold or allergies or the flu kicking in. Two lines showed up on the kit I pulled out of…

Wintering our second fig tree

Yes, there’s a tree under there. We decided this fig tree is staying inside this winter. After last year’s special delivery from friend John didn’t make it through winter one in our shed, my dear wife Karen and I thought our second downstairs bedroom was the likely choice for the replacement tree that we nurtured…

Coming soon to our basement

Our choices. If it’s not one thing it’s another. When we moved in to this house we love, we had no idea the pretty cool washer and dryer in the basement were … pretty old already. So the dryer started making a funny noise these handful-plus years later. The kind repair guy informed us that…